IBM PowerVP: Introduction and Technical Overview

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IBM Redbooks, Aug 14, 2015 - Computers - 118 pages

This IBM® RedpaperTM publication is a comprehensive guide that covers IBM Power Virtualization Performance (PowerVPTM) for IBM Power SystemsTM Version 1.1.3. The objective of this paper is to introduce the features and benefits of PowerVP:

  • Real-time monitoring
  • Intuitive and customizable GUI
  • Background data collection
  • Multiple dynamic views
  • Recording and replay
  • Data stores
  • Thresholds and alarms

This publication is for professionals who are involved in performance and capacity planning, support, design, and deployment of IBM PowerVM® on IBM Power Systems. The intended audience includes the following roles:

  • Clients
  • Capacity planning managers
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • IT Architects
  • Technical support professionals
  • IBM Business Partners independent software vendors

This paper explains the current set of IBM PowerVP features and documents the installation and configuration. It includes real-life examples of use of PowerVM.

It is intended to help you take advantage of the capabilities of IBM Power Systems and optimize the use of system resources.


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